|August 1960 vacation, Ramino with his two|
sisters somewhere in Columbia;
the writing, "yo" is his, Spanish for me, I, myself.
I do recall my mother being very suspicious of this activity; Mom was suspicious of any boy, but that is another long story, which caused lots of heart ache. She could not understand what we were writing because it was Spanish and this really annoyed her as she snooped, without the slightest regard for my privacy. I asked my teacher to intervene, to call my mother to assure her I would not be abducted and sold into "white slavery" in some foreign land, as Mom feared. I didn't even know what white slavery was but Mom mentioned it and I knew it was upsetting. How neat it would have been to keep that friendship over the years as the women did. I wonder whatever became of him now.
|Sanctuary of the Lady of the Lajas|
The other post card is Holtel, Nutibara in Medellin, Columbia which is still standing and today looks much the same. I shuddered a bit when I saw Medellin, because I believe that is a well known drug cartel center. Never the less, here is the 1959 postcard and from the website I found it may need updating but is still functional.
|Hotel Nutibara, Medellin|